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Old 04-09-2013, 03:18 PM   #1
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What is your favorite DVC Resort?

Wondering what everyone's top 3 Resorts are? In order by preference would be great.
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:37 PM   #2
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My favorites...

1) Aulani. I love the furnishings of the 1BR unit, the weather, the morning exercise program offered along the beach.

2) Either Wilderness Lodge or Grand Cal for the 'grand lobby' and craftsman touches.

3) AKV for the animals.

But the one I visit the most is BWV for the location. I'm not keen on the room's interior or the resort grounds ... but the location can't be beat for my purposes.
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:50 PM   #3
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Our favorite is the one we are in at the time.

Seriously, we have found reasons to love them all. Except VWL, haven't managed to stay there yet but I'm sure we'll find something very special when we do.
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:52 PM   #4
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Wow - tough question given that each resort is unique and special in its own way.

#1 BWV - I love that location and the entire Atlantic City / Steele Pier / Coney Island vibe is just too cool.

#2 AKL - Again - its all about the theme....and the animals and the music.

#3 HHI - I am here now and I just love the island and the entire resort.

I have not stayed at Aulani or the Grand Californian yet

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Old 04-09-2013, 03:57 PM   #5
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AKV and BLT equal first them GCV
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:12 PM   #6
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If I could get a free week at one with free airfare, I'd pick:
1- Aulani
2- BLT
2- BCV

If it were still a free week but we had to get ourselves there, it would have to be east coast, so it would be:
1- BLT
2- BCV
3- AKV

We haven't even stayed at BLT, AKV or Aulani yet...but just from research or having been on the resort to look around or to eat dinner (and we did stay at the CR once and loved it).

If we have to use our own points, then things change up a bit (since BLT costs so many points for a stay). Then it would look more like this:
1- BCV
2- AKV
3- BWV

HH is nice too, but a whole different vacation and right now we have PAPs and are, therefor, in WDW mode. Next year will be a HH year...yay (can't wait). VB: we did last August and no need to go back. It was nice but too far for us to go to the beach and it's a very desolate island (not a lot to do).
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:24 PM   #7
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Interesting post...we love:
1) OKW (except when we get 3rd floor, no elevator bldg)
2) SSR...love the decor and all the pools
3) BWV....great location to walk to HS and EPCOT

We are getting ready to book for the 2nd week in Nov. and VWL is actually available for the full week...never stayed there. Is it inconvenient to park? We drive to FL, so we always have a vehicle.

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Old 04-09-2013, 05:32 PM   #8
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1. BCV- Pool and close to Epcot
2.VGC- Can walk to both parks and it is CA.
3.WLV- More home like then BLT and a short boat ride to MK.

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January 1999 - POFQ, May 2000 - & February 2004 - Offsite, August 2004 - BCV, January 2005 - SSR, May 2005 Hawaii (II), January 2006 - VWL, July 2006 - OKW, January 2007 Vegas (II), October 2007 - BCV, January 2008 - GF, May 2008 - VWL, Sept 2009 - BCV, May 2010 - VGC, May 2011 - SSR & BLT , May 2012 - VB, October 2012 - VGC, May 2013- BCV & VB, Dec 2013- OKW, Jan 2014 - BLT & SSR, May 2014 VGF

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Old 04-09-2013, 05:34 PM   #9
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DL 11/89 CBR 06/08; BLT 08/09; BLT 05/10; BWV 07/10; BLT 11/10; BLT 06/11, BLT 11/11, BLT 05/12, BLT 11/12, BCV 05/13, BLT 11/13, BLT 05/14, ASM 11/14
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:59 PM   #10
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Food and Wine month

Non Food and Wine Month
1. SSR
2. AKL
3. OKW
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:03 PM   #11
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Beach club! You have everything there. Best Character breakfast, best ice cream place, BEST POOL! No need to go to waterparks, the sand at your feet is delightful, no pool hoppers allowed. Best enviroment at all DVC hotels. Now if Polynesion were to becaome a DVC, then they would have some competition! The staff is so friendly at the resort, and the gift shop, I can spend so much money there!!!!
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:43 PM   #12
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1- okw
2- vwl
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:12 PM   #13
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1. BCV location & pool
2. BWV location & theme
3. OKW spread out & relaxing
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:41 PM   #14
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Thanks for the feedback everyone. Very helpful.
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:20 PM   #15
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1. BWV
2. BLT
3. AKV (Only visited, haven't stayed yet)

Where do we own? SSR and BCV. Go figure ;-)
1980 - Contemporary
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